Springfield Park officially opened as a public park in 1905 and takes its name from its unique geology. The park was formed from the grounds of three private houses, of which only Springfield House (The White House) remains.
The park is 14.73 hectares in size, with formal gardens and conservation areas and has extensive views across Walthamstow Marshes.
The park holds a Green Flag award. Green Flags are given to the best green spaces in the country and are awarded each year to make sure the quality of the green space remains high.
- athletics track (seasonal)
- children’s playground
- conservation area
- cricket pitch
- The Glass House
- organic food growing
- outdoor chess boards
- Springfield Park Café – open Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm
- table tennis table
- tennis courts
- toilets and accessible toilets
Booking sports facilities
The tennis courts in Springfield Park are currently free to use on a first come first served basis. Please be considerate if others are waiting to play. Opening hours: October-May Mon-Fri 10am-sunset, Sat-Sun 9am-sunset and June-September: Mon-Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am-8pm. For any additional information please contact the Hackney Tennis Office: 020 8800 0680.
Springfield Park user group
The user group meets monthly and works closely with park staff and council management to discuss current issues, problems and joint projects as well as running events and raising funds. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Springfield Park running group
All sessions include stretching and warm-ups. More information on Springfield Park running group.
Springfield Park is licensed for plays, showing films, live music, recorded music and dance performances. Find out about holding events in parks.
Barbecues are not allowed in Springfield Park.
Dogs are not allowed in the play area or sports facilities. If your dogs are behaving aggressively or causing damage, or are out of your control, council officers have the power to request that you put them on leads. More information on dogs in parks.
If you’d like to get involved with volunteering or sign up for the Springfield Park newsletter, contact email@example.com.
Keep up to date with Hackney parks
The conservation plan for Springfield Park explains the park’s significance and illustrates its rich history and natural heritage.
The plan will be updated to explain how the heritage and ecology significance will be sustained alongside the new uses, alterations, repairs and management regimes once the details of the restoration project have been finalised.
- chapter 1 – introduction
- chapter 2 – history and context
- chapter 3 – background and management
- chapter 4 – surveys and investigations – part 1
- chapter 4 – surveys and investigations – part 2
- chapter 5 – statement of significance
- chapter 6 – issues and vulnerabilities
- chapter 7 – consultation
- chapter 8 – policies
- chapter 9 – outline management and maintenance plan
- chapter 10 – heritage impact assessment
- chapter 11 – gazetteers
- appendices part 1
- appendices part 2
- appendices part 3